background preloader

Amazon

Amazon

http://www.amazon.com/Daily-Rituals-How-Artists-Work/dp/0307273601

Related:  General Book Reading List (copy)COMPRASMéthodes/Habits/Travail

9 Books on Reading and Writing by Maria Popova Dancing with the absurdity of life, or what symbolism has to do with the osmosis of trash and treasure. Hardly anything does one’s mental, spiritual, and creative health more good than resolving to read more and write better. Today’s reading list addresses these parallel aspirations. And since the number of books written about reading and writing likely far exceeds the reading capacity of a single human lifetime, this omnibus couldn’t be — shouldn’t be — an exhaustive list. Here's How Isaac Newton Remembered Everything He Read Sir Isaac Newton is largely renowned for watching an apple fall to the ground -- in 1666. While the event has become iconic as a "eureka" moment of inspiration, most creativity experts grasp that Newton's genius stemmed from the decades of hard work following that moment. "What most people forget," James Clear notes in Quartz, "is that Newton worked on his ideas about gravity for nearly twenty years until, in 1687, he published his groundbreaking book, The Principia: Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy. The falling apple was merely the beginning of a train of thought that continued for decades." Which means that the juiciest insights into how Newton worked can come from examining his habits before and after the apple. Thanks to a recent post by the Royal Society of London, you now have a chance to learn about one of his most important habits: the way he read books.

KK MultiCopter Worldwide Shop The center of gravity has been upgraded to make it easier to set up. Automatic tilt, pan tracking is possible in the single operation mode. Preorder July 12 has been completed. (the shipment) Preorder July 24 has been completed. The best resume includes 6 things you failed at — Quartz Only the space agencies of the Soviet Union, the US and the EU have landed anything on Mars. This week Elon Musk’s rocket company SpaceX said it would put its Dragon spacecraft on the red planet “as soon as 2018″—making it the first private company to go interplanetary. It’s easy to get impatient with crackpot plans to head for the red planet. (I’m guilty of it, too.) But SpaceX is unique in combining its dreams of Mars with well-funded, hard-nosed engineers. And as it turns out, the company’s long-running quest to build reusable rockets, with the aim of making it cheaper to launch satellites into Earth’s orbit, has had a stealthier goal too.

Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM Lens 5175B002 B This redesigned EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM Lens from Canon ups the ante for optical performance for a professional standard zoom lens. It has one Super UD lens element and two UD lens elements that minimize chromatic aberrations in the periphery at wide-angle, as well as reducing color blurring around the edges of the subject. In addition, two types of aspherical lenses are combined to help reduce spherical aberration over the entire image area, as well as through the full zoom range. Optimized lens coatings help ensure exceptional color balance while minimizing ghosting. A ring-type USM and high-speed CPU with optimized AF algorithms ensure silent, fast autofocusing.

dynamicoffice back friendly furniture lay down desk floor desk stand up desk The Body Friendly Office™ Combo Have fun and get it done! * A set of furniture that provides multiple, interactive work/play stations instead of the static desk-and-chair environment.*This allows you to do standard deskwork in multiple positions, like standing, kneeling, lounging, and lying down, or while doing a yoga asana or lifting weights *Our Body Friendly Office™ combines all of our office-related products into one package. Products Include J. G. Ballard A year later, another Emshwiller cover illustrated the Vermilion Sands story "The Screen Game" James Graham "J. G." Ballard (15 November 1930 – 19 April 2009) was an English novelist, short story writer, and essayist. The literary distinctiveness of Ballard's work has given rise to the adjective "Ballardian", defined by the Collins English Dictionary as "resembling or suggestive of the conditions described in J. G.

Flash Fx - Animation Pack Let me talk about this huge and complete motion graphics package. It contain over 100 quick animations, that will give a perfect look and more dynamic to your motion design pieces. You can use it separately or compose it each others, use full screen or scaled down, keep this look or change colors easely with your favorite software…So it’s up to you make your own graphics composition with them. All animations are rendered in a QuickTime PNG with an alpha channel with a full hd resolution (30fps).

A neuroscientist says there’s a powerful benefit to exercise that is rarely discussed — Quartz When I was about to turn 40, I started working out regularly after years of inactivity. As I sweated my way through cardio, weights, and dance classes, I noticed that exercise wasn’t just changing my body. It was also profoundly transforming my brain—for the better. The immediate effects of exercise on my mood and thought process proved to be a powerful motivational tool. And as a neuroscientist and workout devotee, I’ve come to believe that these neurological benefits could have profound implications for how we live, learn and age as a society. Let’s start with one of the most practical immediate benefits of breaking a sweat: exercise combats stress.

Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM Lens 0344B002 B The EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM Lens from Canon is a versatile, easy-to-use standard zoom lens that covers a focal range from wide-angle to portrait-length telephoto. Its constant maximum aperture of f/4 provides effective consistency when at the telephoto end of the zoom range. The L-series is Canon's flagship professional lens series, combining the highest standards of precision optics and operability with dust and moisture resistant construction. Canon's ring-type Ultrasonic Motor (USM) provides silent and quick autofocus as well as full-time manual focus override. Optical image stabilization enables up to 3-stops of compensation against the effects of camera shake and one Super-UD and three aspherical lens elements minimize aberrations for overall optical clarity.

People are falling in love with the Bullet Journal, a simple productivity tool that just uses pen and paper — Quartz I’m one of those people who is constantly testing out new productivity apps in the hopes that this is the technology that will transform my life for good. Each new app promises to make me more efficient than the last. But I’ve never been able to find a method that quite beats the flexibility and simplicity of pen and paper. Most productivity methods force you to work their way, rather than adapting to suit your needs. Pen and paper, however, can be used any way you like.

Related: